Sunday, November 21, 2010

Soap Making - Teaching My Student From Vietnam

It was a pleasure to teach my newest student Anh from Vietnam, how to do candle making and soap making.

We melted beeswax in a double boiler and added an ocean scent and an ocean spray green crayola crayon for color. We then poured the wax into a foil wrapped corning ware pan and used cookie cutters to cut out the candle shapes when it got to a rubbery consistency. We inserted the wicks while the wax was still warm and rubbery.

For the soap we grated a block of natural soap base with a cheese grater into the double boiler, we added an apple scent, and some grape juice for color. We then poured it into a silicone cake pan and set outside to cool for two hours.

This is a wonderful and easy project, and makes over half a dozen fun gifts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Four Projects All At Once

It's been awhile since I've posted anything on my blog, but it's also been awhile since I've finished up a quilt. Some people get writer's block... I get quilter's block from time to time. This month I am working on four different projects. I am close to being finished with a really cute brown bear quilt, but I am also cutting out the squares for three other children's quilts. One featuring fairys, another kittens, and also a 50's story book design. I just can't help working on all of them at once. They are just sooooo much fun.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Friendship Quilt

Detailed patchwork, with boarders, and a story panel at the center depicting the friendship between a little girl and her dog. The batting is 100% cotton, and all materials are 100% cotton. Matching pillows or pillow cases are available upon request.

This quilt was a recent gift to my daughter on her wedding day, but if you would like me to make you one, I would be delighted. This quilt took 3 months to make. To see more photos of this quilt and others, click on my Etsy link >

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Queen Sized For Sarah

Here I am in North Carolina, the quilting capital of the USA. My Sister Sarah asked me to make her a queen sized quilt for her bedroom. It was quite a task working with that size, it was so large I couldn’t even lay it all out in my living room. This quilt was put together with 90 ten inch squares of 100% cotton. Here is a picture of it in her room. If you would like me to make you a quilt like this, you can order one by clicking onto my shop link: